After being acquired by Google a couple of years ago, Motorola was keen on taking advantage of the android operating system designed in-house.
One of the first phones to feature the android 2.3 operating system was the Motorola Droid X. This device came out in July 2010 and was regarded as one of the finest of that generation. Its replacement came out 12 months later in the form of the Motorola Droid X2.
The two phones are extremely similar in terms of design and this includes the weight of the phone as well. They measure just less than 10 mm in thickness, which was an incredible statistic four years ago. Further, the weight of the phone has also been kept to just 155 g. These combine to make the Droid X and the Droid X2 extremely portable phones indeed.
Even though Motorola did not attempt to even change the design elements of the device, it made a crucial change in the display. The 4.3 inch display of the Droid X features a standard 480 x 800 pixel resolution. It was substantially improved to a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, which made the phone extremely good as a multimedia device. Further, the display was also protected by the first generation gorilla glass.
For the first time, people were able to use the touch screen on the Droid X2 without having to worry about scratches that normally occur over a period of usage. The Droid X was one of the first phones to come with a capacitive display that vastly improved the user experience compared to the pressure sensitive displays of previous generation models.
It was not surprising to see the Droid X come with only 6.5 GB of internal memory. A significant portion of it was taken away by the android operating system, but the ability to add external memory cards made the device superior in this regard. The Droid X could support up to 32 GB of external memory cards. To throw in a good offer, Motorola shipped the Droid X with a 16 GB card in the box. The slightly improved 8 GB internal memory of the Droid X2 was also provided with external memory card support. However, it came with only an 8 GB card inside the box.
The two phones from Motorola excelled in the camera department because of the use of an eight megapixel camera. This camera is very well ahead of their time and they offered 720p HD video recording as standard. This is something yet to be featured in some mid-range smartphones. Aside from the ability to shoot HD videos, these cameras also came with dual LED flash and image stabilization.
Both devices offer the same battery size of 1540 mAh that provided decent usage times.
Any of the remaining stock of the Droid X will cost you around $99, while the Droid X2 will be slightly more expensive at around $120.
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